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Mandarin Orange Chicken

Mandarin Orange Chicken

I was so excited when I realized that the Ali of Divine Domesticity had listed my Malted Milk Chocolate Cheesecake on Blissfully Domestic. I am a new blogger – so the little things excite me. What can I say! It is a great site, especially if you are blissfully married so go check it out right now!

Going through old recipes I came across an old favorite. It mixes garlic, bitter marmalade, soy sauce and sweet chili oil making a sweet and sour type sauce. It is a great choice for a weeknight dinner because it is so simple to make. Without the chili sauce kids will like the dish. I think I need to try this on my chief taste testers – Livi, Luke and Chase.

I have had this for so long that I don’t remember where I found it so I apologize to the creator for the lack of credit.

You can serve it with brown or white rice with almonds to soak up the delicious sauce.

Mandarin Orange Chicken

2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoon canola oil
kosher salt
freshly ground pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon sweet chili sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/ 3 cup orange marmalade (bitter)
1 cup mandarin oranges

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Place the chicken breasts between wax paper and flatten.

Mix together flour, salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken breasts through the flour mixture.

Heat a skillet with the oil. Place the chicken in and brown on both sides. Remove and place on a plate.

Drain off all but 1 tablespoon of oil. Saute garlic briefly, adding the remaining ingredients except the oranges. Stir until the marmalade melts, add the orange. Cook until they are clear. Add the chicken breasts back into the pan and heat through.

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